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Marriott: It’s nice to get off the mark, we can kick on from this

30 September 2023

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Forward Jack Marriott caught up with the media after scoring the winner in Fleetwood Town’s first league win of the season, a 1-0 triumph over Leyton Orient.

Marriott opened his account for the season with a clever finish at the front post, latching on the end of a Junior Quitirna cross - midway through the second half. The strike was enough to earn Lee Johnson his first win as the new Fleetwood Town boss.

Here’s what Jack had to say after the game:

On opening his goalscoring account…

“Really important win, overall, a solid performance, especially after the first half hour we managed to get up the pitch and put them under a lot of pressure. We got our deserved goal and fought throughout.

“It’s great for the fans, they were great last week at Burton, we came away with a point, and to get the win at home today its massive and we can kick on now.

“We’ve got to maintain a solid level of performance. If the performance is there, we should get higher up the pitch, we should create chances and hopefully, I can keep putting them away.

“It’s a great ball in from Junior, I’m always on him to cross the ball, that perfect ball and it was great. It's really nice to get off the mark and we can kick on now.

“There’s a lot of details going into training and going into meetings. There’s a lot of details to take on board and the boys are doing it; we’ve just got to continue to buy in and keep putting the manager’s ideas onto the pitch.”

On the hard-fought three points…

“We stood strong, defended a lot of crosses, the back four was brilliant, defended with bodies on the line and it was really important, especially late on because when you get eight minutes of added time you know the balls are going to come into your box and we defended really well.

“Once we got up the pitch and we were able to put pressure on the ball higher up, it really caused them a lot of problems and we were winning it back in great areas to then go and counter on them. 

“Winning the ball back in the mid-third as a pose to the low block, that really got us a lot of joy, got us up the pitch and kind of demoralised them a little bit because they had pressure on the ball at all time.

“A lot of young players in the team today performing well and we want that. We want to have the perfect blend and everything pulling together, and it really showed today.

‘You’ve got have that competition, whether you’re on the bench and you’re fighting for the short or whether you’re the one holding the shirt and you’ve got to fight to keep it. You need that, you need that competition because then everyone’s fighting and everyone is performing well.”

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